Microsoft Modern Cloud Lifecycle


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½ day


This masterclass helps IT Professionals better prepare for the introduction and support of continuous digital transformation within their organization (using Microsoft’s own transformation as an example). The masterclass does not focus on digital transformation itself, as this is closely linked to the business specifics of your organization, but helps to clarify the ins and outs of preparing for and supporting digital transformation within your organization.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of how suppliers are changing to help you deliver digital transformation (offerings, cloud-centric lifecycle support, delivery timeframes)

    • From products to services

    • From fixed lifecycle to modern lifecycle

    • From a release every couple of years to at least yearly

  • Highlight what has changed and is still changing in on-premise release cycles, contracting with vendors, processes, user education,…

  • Apply this understanding to better assess the impact on you, your organization, your users and their use of technology

  • Help IT Pros prepare a more productive introduction of digital transformation (what, when, how, for whom, by whom)

  • Help IT Pros support ongoing digital transformation (post introduction)

  • Help IT Pros understand the impact of all of the above on those organizations that are not interested in applying digital transformation itself.



Course Content

  • An overview of vendor (Microsoft) transformation

  • Fixed Lifecycle Policies

  • Modern Lifecycle Policies

  • IT Service delivery

  • Roadmap and plan

  • Contracting with software and service suppliers

  • Prepare for Office 365 adoption – before deployment – and continuous deployment thereafter

Meet the teacher

Eric Vanbaelenberghe

Eric Vanbaelenberghe is a senior consultant with a long track record in architecture, service delivery and outsourcing with a large and varied customer base, across public and private sector and ranging from enterprise to SME. He has over 25 years of experience through former employment with EDS, Atos Origin and Microsoft. About a decade ago, Eric started organising lifecycle roadmap workshops to better prepare customers for on-premise and cloud-centric support lifecycles to support digital transformation.


Training cost

550 EUR (VAT excluded) per person

Practical details

Welcome + lunch from 12AM to 1 PM
Workshop from 1PM to 5PM




The Campus
De Villermontstraat 9
2550 Kontich

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